Businesses and individuals in Lilongwe will now have access to tax services at their doorstep. This follows the launch of the Block Management System (BMS) on 26th January 2022 at Alliance Mall in the city.
Speaking during the launch, the Mayor of the City, Richard Banda, who presided over the ceremony, commended MRA for introducing BMS in the country which he said will help in the provision of quality services to taxpayers whilst enhancing voluntary tax compliance.
“As a City Council, we warmly welcome
this concept as it will enable businesses as well as individuals access services such as tax
registration, tax payment and education at their doorstep,’’ said the City
chief. He added that taxpayers will also understand their tax obligations much better than before leading to increased tax compliance.
Speaking earlier, the Commissioner General of Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA), Mr. John Biziwick, said the Block Management System was being implemented in Lilongwe following its successful launch in Blantyre.
He then assured Malawians that MRA will continue to provide quality services in order to fully achieve the objectives for which Block Management System was introduced.
Biziwick disclosed that since BMS was implemented in Blantyre late last year, the a total of K181.4 million has been collected and this was quite promising, he added.
Lilongwe City has been divided into four blocks namely; Bwalo La Njobvu, Malangalanga, Area 3, Crossroads, Area 9, Kanengo and the City Centre and these will be served by the satellite office at the Alliance Mall building.
The launch of Block Management System was jointly celebrated with the International Customs Day which falls on the 26th January every year.
By Alice Mongora